USPS to deliver early in the morning, later in the evening during holidays

and Seven Days a Week

With the holidays in full swing, the Postal Service is delivering more cards, letters, and packages every day. This means our customers will start to see postal employees delivering packages earlier in the morning, later in the evening, and on Sundays.


“The Postal Service is well prepared to meet our customers’ needs during the holiday season,” says Detroit District Manager Lee Thompson. “We ask customers that are expecting a package to please turn on their porch light so our letter carriers can deliver safely.”

With an increase in early and online shopping for gifts, there is no longer a “busiest day” for holiday shipping. Instead, the Postal Service predicts the week of Dec. 18 – 24 to be the busiest mailing, shipping, and delivery week. During this week, nearly 3 billion pieces of First Class Mail, including greeting cards, will be processed and delivered. The Postal Service is projecting about 15 billion pieces of mail, including more than 850 million packages, will be delivered between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Eve.

Using correct addressing, packaging gifts well and mailing by recommended deadline dates can help ensure holiday wishes are received by loved-ones by Dec. 25. Visit the Postal Service Holiday Newsroom at get the full list of deadlines, pricing and shipping tips.

Mail-by Dates (Domestic Services)

  • Dec. 14 – USPS Retail Ground
  • Dec. 16 – First Class Packages (up to 15.99 ounces)
  • Dec. 19 – First Class Mail (including greeting cards)
  • Dec. 20 – Priority Mail
  • Dec. 22 – Priority Mail Express

The Postal Service receives no tax dollars for operating expenses and relies on the sale of postage, products and services to fund its operations.

10 thoughts on “USPS to deliver early in the morning, later in the evening during holidays

  1. Dear Su Me, How come UPS and FDX aren’t required to pre fund their health care costs? If you think so much of UPS or FDX why not work there? At least at FDX you would have a union free work place!

  2. “they owe the US Treasury over $25 Billion they borrowed and never paid back. lies by omission” USPS did not borrow, Congress required Postal Service to prefund the benefits obligations for people who are not yet even employed by the USPS.

  3. I think you are confused Su Mi. The USPS coffers are dipped in by our government, just like Social Security. Rob Peter to pay Paul. USPS has its problems but your argument lacks.

  4. just maybe they should get the 7000 lazy eas slugs (75 vice-presidents) in elephant plaza, dc to throw on a mailbag, get off their lazy arse and help deliver the mail. donate their mismanagement PFP bouns plan scam money to charity. in your dreams.

  5. Oh, they’re doing just wonderful! I have had three important letters not arrive at their destinations, one day last week no service whatsoever, including my outgoing mail, and today, even after complaining and getting assurances from the rural supervisor they were “addressing” the situation the idiot rural carrier delivered my neighbor’s priority package to my house, and the SPAR I was supposed to get today didn’t show up. No amount of complaining makes a damn bit of difference because management just doesn’t give a rat’s ass. Neither do the carriers who are delivering my mail. Postal management and spokespersons are liars. These people rose up from the scum of the craft – not all, but most were blatant snitches, relatives and ass kissers who were lousy workers but knew and blew the right people. Really good reliable workers don’t get to manage much, or if they are supervisors who work well with their employees and get things done, they don’t advance either because SOMEBODY has to do some actual work. I’m positive it’s the same no matter where you work. I’ve heard terrible stories about Wal-Mart supervisors and managers, several factories, etc. It just seems like it takes a special kind of jerk to get the attention of the bigger jerks in higher places.

  6. Good luck with this one. The PO cant get one delivery
    done a day during regular hours. Who is going to do the
    deliveries. OT?CCAs?SDOs?MdoS? Muffin Meghen?
    Who? Work em till they quit. Not enough staffing now.
    Run around in the dark? People will be calling 911. What a joke
    these toolbags are.

  7. no tax dollars? they owe the US Treasury over $25 Billion they borrowed and never paid back. lies by omission………typical low life scum running this place into the dirt.UPS or FDX would have to go to wall street for a bond or stock offering to fund their company-and pay interest. they also have to have a yearly GAAP audit from a Big 8 accounting firm. as far as I know, the Postal Circus has NEVER had an outside audit of any kind!

    • Your an idiot, and have no idea what your talking about…do us all a favor.. tie a cinder block to your ankles and jump of a bridge

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